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Rannerdale Knotts
355m (1165ft)

The North Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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(No. 210)

Walk Rannerdale Knotts walking UK Mountains in The North Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

Rannerdale Knotts Summit

Photo: David Hayter

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Walk c379 Rannerdale Knotts from Buttermere

A relatively small hill with huge views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 3.25ml (5km)
Ascent:968ft (295m)
Time:2.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 3 Icon (Easy)
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Walk c256 Grasmoor Ridge and Whiteless Pike from Lanthwaite Green

One for the scramblers

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7ml (11km)
Ascent:3,243ft (988m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c196 Grasmoor and Rannerdale Knotts from Lanthwaite Green

Superb ridge walk with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:4,043ft (1,232m)
Time:7.75hrs
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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Rannerdale Knotts Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Rannerdale Knotts

Ian Ashton walked up Rannerdale Knotts on April 27th, 2024 [with] Solo - Ì

Claire Kirk climbed Rannerdale Knotts on July 26th, 2023 [from/via/route] Buttermere Hostel [with] Alone

Geoff Hand bagged Rannerdale Knotts on February 26th, 2024 [from/via/route] Walk c196,Walked up from Lanthwaite Green on the Banks of Crummock Water climbed Whiteside West Top then Whiteside.Then West to Hopegill Head, South to Sandside & then struck out Southwest to Grasmore.Retraced my steps uptowards Wandope, then SW to Whiteless Pike, continued SW past Whiteless Breast & onto Low Bank & upto Rannerdale Knotts.Then North up the road & water shore back to the carpark. [weather] Sunny Intervals, warm in the sun. Windy at times - Excellent walk, very challenging after a long rest from walking. Great contrast between the big mountains (however very quiet) & the tranquil banks of Crummock Water.

Christine Shepherd hiked Rannerdale Knotts on October 25th, 2007 [from/via/route] Walked from Lanthwaite Green using walk c256 Climbed again on 29.04.2021 with a broken arm! Walked from the NT Carpark over the top & down into Buttermere. Climbed again on 7.9.22 after climbing Low Fell & Fellbarrow in the morning. [with] On my own [weather] Sun breaking through cloudy skies occasionally

Paul Macey summited Rannerdale Knotts on June 14th, 2023 [from/via/route] Using walk c196 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny & warm 23 degrees at start 27 at end no cloud

Angeline Grieveson conquered Rannerdale Knotts on May 30th, 2023 [with] Dotty

Kate Peacock scaled Rannerdale Knotts on September 13th, 2022 [from/via/route] Mine road from Braithwaite [with] Me & Sheila [weather] No rain, low winds & not too hot. Pretty good walking weather - Enjoyable walking from one valley to another

Claire Murray walked up Rannerdale Knotts on November 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Grasmoor & Rannerdale Knotts [with] Vitor - Lovely circular with a stop in Buttermere

Richard Marchant climbed Rannerdale Knotts on June 16th, 2022 [from/via/route] Early start from Lanthwaite Green Farm north up Whin Ben & then on to Whiteside. From here it was just a case of following the narrow ridge around to Hopegill Head down Sand Hill to Coledale Hause. From here I headed South to the top of Wandope Moss then headed West up on to the summit of Grasmoor. I then back tracked to Wandope & proceeded South along Whiteless Edge on to Whiteless Pike. Continued South to Whiteless Breast before eventually turning West & climbing the ridge to Rannerdale Knotts. From here I dropped down to the B5289 & followed the road back to my car. [with] On my Own [weather] Clear hot sunny day with little or no breeze.

Chris Sheard bagged Rannerdale Knotts on May 19th, 2022 [from/via/route] Along & down from Whiteless pike - off was a lot easier than reciorded but much rnager work obvious [with] George [weather] Pleasant at ground level, heavy gusting winds, no rain brightened later later with sunshine as we completed the round - Made this ascent as part of a nice circular coming down the other side of a horse shoe

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Rannerdale Knotts

High Stile (left) Buttermere, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, High Snockrigg and Grasmoor (right) from the summit of Fleetwith Pike

High Stile (left) Buttermere, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, High Snockrigg and Grasmoor (right) from the summit of Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Michael Lee (3)

Mellbreak, Buttermere and Rannerdale Knotts from Robinson

Mellbreak, Buttermere and Rannerdale Knotts from Robinson

Photo: Chris Brankin (28)

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts (left) and The High Stile Ridge from nr Cinderdale Common

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts (left) and The High Stile Ridge from nr Cinderdale Common

Photo: Alex Malcolm (23)

Buttermere, Fleetwith Pike, Hay Stacks and the High Stile Ridge from the lower slopes of Rannerdale Knotts

Buttermere, Fleetwith Pike, Hay Stacks and the High Stile Ridge from the lower slopes of Rannerdale Knotts

Photo: Andy Malcolm (54)

The shoulder of Grasmoor (left), Robinson, Rannerdale Knotts (centre) and the High Stile Ridge (High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike (Buttermere) reflected beautifully in a very still Crummock Water taken from the north west shore below Mellbreak

The shoulder of Grasmoor (left), Robinson, Rannerdale Knotts (centre) and the High Stile Ridge (High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike (Buttermere) reflected beautifully in a very still Crummock Water taken from the north west shore below Mellbreak

Photo: Geoff Rawlinson (1)

The summit shelter, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, Buttermere, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail and Knott Rigg from the summit of Robinson

The summit shelter, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, Buttermere, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail and Knott Rigg from the summit of Robinson

Photo: Chris Brankin (30)

A field of bluebells below Rannerdale Knotts

A field of bluebells below Rannerdale Knotts

Photo: Christine Shepherd (658)

Looking across the bluebells and Crummock Water towards Mellbreak from Rannerdale Knotts

Looking across the bluebells and Crummock Water towards Mellbreak from Rannerdale Knotts

Photo: Andy Malcolm (53)

Rannerdale Knotts from Crummock Water

Rannerdale Knotts from Crummock Water

Photo: Joy Jacobson (1)

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts and Robinson beyond from Black Beck

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts and Robinson beyond from Black Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (71)

Bluebells on Rannerdale Knotts

Bluebells on Rannerdale Knotts

Photo: Christine Shepherd (876)

Looking down over Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts to Crummock Water from Wandope

Looking down over Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts to Crummock Water from Wandope

Photo: Christine Shepherd (660)

Crummock Water from Rannerdale Knotts summit

Crummock Water from Rannerdale Knotts summit

Photo: David Hayter (138)

Crummock Water and Low Ling Crag - with Rannerdale Knotts (left), Fleetwith Pike (centre) and The High Stile Ridge (right)

Crummock Water and Low Ling Crag - with Rannerdale Knotts (left), Fleetwith Pike (centre) and The High Stile Ridge (right)

Photo: Alex Malcolm (24)

Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water, Mellbreak and Loweswater from Robinson

Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water, Mellbreak and Loweswater from Robinson

Photo: Gerry Ball (1)

Wandope (left), Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts (right) from above Hause Point, Crummock Water

Wandope (left), Whiteless Pike and Rannerdale Knotts (right) from above Hause Point, Crummock Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (129)

Path up Rannerdale Knotts

Path up Rannerdale Knotts

Photo: David Hayter (140)

Squat Beck below Rannerdale Knotts

Squat Beck below Rannerdale Knotts

Photo: David Hayter (56)

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts (left) and The High Stile Ridge from Cinderdale Common

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts (left) and The High Stile Ridge from Cinderdale Common

Photo: Alex Malcolm (22)

Rannerdale Knotts from Whiteless Pike

Rannerdale Knotts from Whiteless Pike

Photo: A. Wainwright (90)


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